Capitals Prospect Connor McMichael Reporting to D.C. Tuesday; Will Be Black Ace During Playoff Run

Hershey Bears center and Washington Capitals prospect Connor McMichael told the Hershey media that he will be reporting to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday and will be a black ace during the Capitals’ 2021 Stanley Cup Playoff run.

“Being in Hershey helped me a lot,” McMichael said, adding that he took his game to next level this season. The AHL announced on Monday that he was selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending May 16, 2021.

McMichael led all Bears in goals and points for the 2020-21 season. He was tied for first among all AHL rookies in goals, and 6th among all rookies in points. He also led the league in game-winning goals for the season with eight. Bears captain Matt Moulson said, “That kid is gonna be a tremendous player for years to come…He’s a great kid.”

Bears head coach Spencer Carbery said after Sunday’s season finale that this past weekend was McMichael’s best weekend of the season. “Very Connor McMichael-ish. Best weekend of the season from him. In these two games, where, that’s what’s on the line; the division title, the league title, our last game of the season. Potentially he’s not gonna play again for four months. He wants to leave everything on the ice. And those were his best two games of the year, and he’s had some pretty good games. Those were just phenomenal.”

McMichael added that he and defensive prospects Alexander Alexeyev and Martin Fehervary watched a lot of Capitals games together at their hotel this season.

By Della Young

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Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on X: @dellayoung
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1 Response to Capitals Prospect Connor McMichael Reporting to D.C. Tuesday; Will Be Black Ace During Playoff Run

  1. Eric Lord says:

    Well deserved. The kid is unreal.

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